journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

yjun2000
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journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

Postby yjun2000 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:14 am

can anyone recommend me some good journals or reading materials that I could use to prepare for the test?

I'm an international, and I have much time to prepare for the test since I am currently withdrawn from my college

due to military obligation in my home country. So, from now and then, I think it might be a good idea to focus on

reading some good English written materials that can be helpful for lsat.

I'm reading some Yale law review materials, but it seems that it's not enough. Thanks for your help!

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Re: journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

Postby fish52 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:24 am

yjun2000 wrote:can anyone recommend me some good journals or reading materials that I could use to prepare for the test?

I'm an international, and I have much time to prepare for the test since I am currently withdrawn from my college

due to military obligation in my home country. So, from now and then, I think it might be a good idea to focus on

reading some good English written materials that can be helpful for lsat.

I'm reading some Yale law review materials, but it seems that it's not enough. Thanks for your help!

Reading law reviews won't help you for the LSAT. The LSAT is purely a test of logic and reading comprehension.

yjun2000
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Re: journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

Postby yjun2000 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:28 am

yeah, that's entirely right. But don't law reviews have some logic in it?
And if law reviews are bad idea, would you please suggest something that's helpful?

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Re: journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

Postby cavebat2000 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:30 am

If you read a law review article every day for 6 months straight, and REALLY focus on understanding whats going on, you MAAAAAAY get some small boost to reading comprehension. But if you spent that time practicing reading comprehension examples from old exams instead, you'd probably get a much larger boost.

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Re: journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

Postby soj » Fri Aug 12, 2011 2:33 am

cavebat2000 wrote:reading comprehension examples from old exams

this

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Re: journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

Postby bp shinners » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:14 pm

Though if you're using the reading materials to enhance your fluency in English, I would recommend picking up some reputable publications like The Economist, Scientific American, and other things in that vein.

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Re: journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

Postby billyez » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:32 pm

soj wrote:
cavebat2000 wrote:reading comprehension examples from old exams

this


...and don't bother trying to read law review articles for help. RC passages about deconstructing passages quickly. LR articles aren't going to help you gain that skill.

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Re: journals or law reviews that I should use to prep for lsat

Postby schooner » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:45 pm

The best source of writing you should study are old LSAT tests. Not the writing itself, but the Qs and As.

If you want additional sources, think about the reading comp passages you've seen. They are usually pulled from dense and arcane publications on science, liberal arts (literary analysis, history, sociology, etc), and law. Reading a lot of these boring materials may help you build stamina, but I'm skeptical they'll help you enough on the actual LSAT to outweigh the opportunity cost, i.e., the time you could've spent studying ACTUAL LSAT passages & questions.




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